Rail transport in Bhutan

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India-Bhutan proposed Railway
0Km Siliguri
86km Banarhat
Samtse (Bhutan)
126km Hasimara
18KmPhuentsholing (Bhutan)
232km Kokrajhar
70KmGelephu (Bhutan)
325km Pathsala
40KmNaglam (Bhutan)
365km Rangla
60KmDarranga and Samdurpbngkar (Bhutan)

As of 2013, Bhutan does not have any railways.


Bhutan and India have signed an MOU to connect Bhutan with the Indian Railways network. Further progress was reported in March 2006.[1]

On January 25, 2005, the King and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh agreed to carry out a feasibility study for rail links. Possible routes are Hasimara–Phuentsholing with a branch to Pasaka (18 km); Kokrajhar–Gelephu (70 km); Pathsala–Naglam (40 km); Rangla–Darranga–Samdrupjongkar (60 km); and Banarhat–Samtse.[2]

Technical Details[edit]

The railways in Bhutan will be built as 1676mm 5ft 6in Indian Broad Gauge.

See also[edit]